Magh Bihu 2023: Here's how people of Assam celebrate harvest festival

Published on Jan 12, 2023 05:01 PM IST
  • Magh Bihu marks the end of the harvest festival. This is the Assam festival of Sankranti and is done by lighting a bonfire and feasting on traditional dishes.
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There are three types of Bihu - Rangali or Bohag Bihu (April), Kangali or Kati Bihu (October) and Bhogali or Magh Bihu (January). Magh Bihu, the harvest festival, falls every year around 14 and 15 January. This year, it will be observed on January 15. (Twitter/mi_hilly) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 12, 2023 05:01 PM IST

There are three types of Bihu - Rangali or Bohag Bihu (April), Kangali or Kati Bihu (October) and Bhogali or Magh Bihu (January). Magh Bihu, the harvest festival, falls every year around 14 and 15 January. This year, it will be observed on January 15. (Twitter/mi_hilly)

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The first day is known as Uruka or Bihu Eve. On this day, the Assamese people (mostly women) prepare traditional food and enjoy it with their families. (Pinterest) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 12, 2023 05:01 PM IST

The first day is known as Uruka or Bihu Eve. On this day, the Assamese people (mostly women) prepare traditional food and enjoy it with their families. (Pinterest)

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Meanwhile, the men erect makeshift huts known as 'Bhelaghar' in the fields using thatch, leaves and bamboo. (File Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 12, 2023 05:01 PM IST

Meanwhile, the men erect makeshift huts known as 'Bhelaghar' in the fields using thatch, leaves and bamboo. (File Photo)

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People eat the food prepared in the 'Bhelaghar' or 'Meji' and burn the makeshift huts the next morning. (ANI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People eat the food prepared in the 'Bhelaghar' or 'Meji' and burn the makeshift huts the next morning. (ANI)

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People eat the food prepared in the 'Bhelaghar' or 'Meji' and burn the makeshift huts the next morning. (File Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People eat the food prepared in the 'Bhelaghar' or 'Meji' and burn the makeshift huts the next morning. (File Photo)

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The entire night is spent with people singing Bihu songs and dancing around the 'Meji.' (File Photo) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The entire night is spent with people singing Bihu songs and dancing around the 'Meji.' (File Photo)

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The main day starts with an early bath and lighting a 'Meji' for the ceremonial conclusion and prayer to the God of Fire. (PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 12, 2023 05:01 PM IST

The main day starts with an early bath and lighting a 'Meji' for the ceremonial conclusion and prayer to the God of Fire. (PTI)

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People worship the fire and throw pithas, beetle nuts and sesame to the fire. (Unsplash) View Photos in a new improved layout
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People worship the fire and throw pithas, beetle nuts and sesame to the fire. (Unsplash)

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Traditional games such as tekeli bhonga (pot-breaking), buffalo and cock fights, as well as egg fights are also a part of the celebration.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Jan 12, 2023 05:01 PM IST

Traditional games such as tekeli bhonga (pot-breaking), buffalo and cock fights, as well as egg fights are also a part of the celebration.(PTI)

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